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A talented group of faculty has joined the BW community. Of the 26 individuals, many are new to campus and a few are familiar faces in new roles.

Baldwin Wallace Welcomes 2015 New Faculty

August 15, 2015

A talented group of faculty has joined the BW community. Of the 26 individuals, many are new to campus and a few are familiar faces in new roles.

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Robin Alvares

Associate Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders
Ph.D., University of Texas at Dallas; M.S., University of Washington; B.A., San Jose State University
Why I chose BW: "I am impressed by BW’s commitment to social justice and community service."

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Colleen Tokar Asaad

Assistant Professor, School of Business
Ph.D., Kent State University; M.B.A., John Carroll University; B.S./B.A., Georgetown University
Why I chose BW: "BW is known for its sense of community, good reputation and academic culture. Also, the Cleveland area is where I want to live, work and serve."

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Rochelle Berndt

Assistant Professor, Education
Ph.D., Kent State University; M.A.Ed., Baldwin Wallace University; B.S., Bowling Green State University
Why I chose BW: "BW has been my home for many years–first as a graduate student and now as a faculty member. I enjoy the focus on community that BW offers."

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Bryan Bowser

Assistant Professor and Director of Arts Management & Entrepreneurship, Conservatory of Music
M.B.A., B.M.E., Baldwin Wallace University
Why I chose BW: "BW was and is home for me. There is no other place I would want to start this next chapter of my life."

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Lauren Copeland

Assistant Professor and Associate Director of Community Research Institute, Political Science
Ph.D., M.A., University of California, Santa Barbara; B.A., DePaul University
Why I chose BW: "BW offers an opportunity for me to teach small, student-centered classes and lead the Community Research Institute."

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Amy Engelhoven

Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders
M.S., B.S., Missouri State University; B.S., B.A., William Jewell College
Why I chose BW: "I chose BW because of its core values and focus on academic excellence. I was influenced by the reputation of the department and opportunity to be a part of a new graduate program."

Michael Fegan

Assistant Professor, School of Business
M.B.A., Baldwin Wallace University; B.S./B.A. The Ohio State University
Why I chose BW: "I chose BW to fulfill my dreams of teaching and service."

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Katie Flinn

Assistant Professor, Biology
Ph.D., Cornell University; B.S., College of William & Mary
Why I chose BW: "BW has so much going for it. I’m delighted to join the community!"

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Erin Sweeney Hutzelman

Assistant Professor, Health, Physical Education and Sport Sciences
M.Ed., George Mason University; B.S., Slippery Rock University
Why I chose BW: "BW fits my career goals and has friendly and collaborative faculty."

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Laura Hvizd

Assistant Clinical Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders
M.A., Cleveland State University; B.S., Bowling Green State University
Why I chose BW: "It is a dream job! The people, the community and the opportunity to teach is a dream come true. It feels like home."

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Christa Jones

Assistant Clinical Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders
M.A., University of Pittsburgh; B.A., The Ohio State University
Why I chose BW: "I chose BW for the sense of community, support and general acceptance I felt when I stepped onto campus the first time."

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Jesse Jones

Assistant Professor, Health, Physical Education and Sport Sciences
Ph.D., University of Illinois; M.S., Ohio University; B.A., University of Utah
Why I chose BW: "I wanted to work at an institution that really focused on teaching. I was really excited about the opportunities available for engaging the future leaders in my field."

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Brian Krupp

Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science
Doctor of Engineering, M.S., Cleveland State University; B.S., Baldwin Wallace University
Why I chose BW: "I went here for my bachelor’s degree. It was by far the best experience I had in my educational career. Coming back to BW has always been a dream."

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Danielle Kuntz

Visiting Assistant Professor, Conservatory of Music
Ph.D., M.A., University of Minnesota; B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Why I chose BW: "I chose BW because I believe that the best educational experiences take place at teaching-centered schools that prize the close interaction of students and faculty. BW is just that and more."

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Gloria Liu

Associate Professor, School of Business
Ph.D., Northwestern University; M.A., B.A., Peking University, Beijing, China
Why I chose BW: "I love teaching in a small liberal arts institution. I’ve also heard a lot of good things about BW students."

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Erica Lull

Associate Professor, Art
B.F.A., University of Buffalo-SUNY
Why I chose BW: "BW is a wonderful community dedicated to student success."

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James Mattern

Assistant Professor, Health, Physical Education and Sport Sciences
M.S., B.S., Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania
Why I chose BW: "I am excited to join the BW community and to give back through teaching what I have been blessed to learn and experience throughout my academic and professional career."

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Kyriakos Nalmpantis

Assistant Professor, History
Ph.D., M.A., Kent State University; B.A., Allegheny College
Why I chose BW: "It was beyond my wildest expectations coming out of graduate school that I would ever be lucky enough to work at such a rigorous, but warm and welcoming institution!"

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Jessica Narum

Assistant Professor, Conservatory of Music
Ph.D., M.A., University of Minnesota; B.A., Concordia College
Why I chose BW: "BW has a strong music program in a liberal arts environment."

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Kris Neslund

Professor, School of Business
D.B.A., Kent State University; L.L.M., New York University; J.D., Lewis & Clark College; B.S., Bowling Green State University
Why I chose BW: "BW has a strong sense of mission. It is well positioned to succeed in the tumultuous higher education environment."

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Brent Strunk

Associate Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science
Ph.D., M.S., Purdue University; B.S., University of Indianapolis
Why I chose BW: "I went to a liberal arts undergraduate institution and really wanted to return to that type of institution as a professor."

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Joseph Yavornitzky

Associate Professor, Physician Assistant Program and Director of Primary Healthcare Advancement Program
D.D.S, Case Western Reserve University; B.S., Baldwin Wallace University
Why I chose BW: "For the same reason I chose BW as a student 30 years ago, I returned to BW because of the great balance between academics and the welcoming community atmosphere."

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Robert Young

Associate Professor, School of Business
D.B.A., M.B.A., Cleveland State University; B.B.A., Kent State University
Why I chose BW: "BW is a teaching oriented, small university with a long history of high quality programs and respected administration."

Laura Blesse-Hampton

Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Program
M.S., B.S., Gannon University
Why I chose BW: "I am impressed with the caliber and integrity of the students."

Judi Lakner

Assistant Professor, Communication Arts and Sciences
M.A., B.S., University of Akron
Why I chose BW: "There are very nice people here and a sense of community."

Colleen Nye

Assistant Professor, Biology and Geology
Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University; B.S., Baldwin Wallace University
Why I chose BW: "I graduated from BW and absolutely love this community."